YOUNG HARRIS – Young Harris College and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, which is made up of two student-athletes from each YHC athletic team, announced Saturday’s women’s basketball game against King College will be Cancer Awareness Day.
Community member, Leisa Shook, who works as a Hairstylist for Head Shots Hair Salon in Blairsville, Ga., has volunteered to cut 10-to-12 inches of hair from two brave young ladies – Kari Webb from the YHC admissions department and Kelsey Herbert from the softball team. These young ladies will donate their long and beautiful hair to help make wigs for Cancer Survivors. The haircuts will take place at halftime and mailed off to Locks of Love.
Young Harris (8-12) enters the game off an 84-46 victory at home on Thursday against Hiwassee College. Nikki Winn paced the Mountain Lions with 17 points, while Breanna Gleeson had 14. LaDondra Johnson finished with 14 points and eight boards and Lauren Smith scored all 12 of her points in the second half. The win put Young Harris head coach Brenda Paul just one victory shy of 450 for her career.
King (8-15) comes into the contest off a 72-50 win on Tuesday against North Greenville. The Lady Tornado got 18 points from Ashley Deans and Jessica Tharpe added 15 points. Brianna Kelly chipped in with 10.
This is the second meeting in the series as King took the first contest, 71-55, on Jan. 22. In that game, Johnson scored 23 points and pulled down seven boards, while Gleeson finished with eight points and Smith had seven.
Derika Mooney led King with 16 points, while grabbing six rebounds.
Please join us on this special day, not only as the last home for the Mountain Lions but to support Kari and Kelsey on this sweet act of kindness. Tip-off for the game is 2:00 p.m. at the YHC Basketball Arena. The game can be viewed through Live Stats at: http://yhcathletics.athleticsite.net/livestats/wb/xlive.htm